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Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:36 PM

The elites; the administrators, the managers, the big wheels completely blew it in Dallas

And the grunts performed valiantly while hampered and hindered by decision makers that push the envelope of outright malevolence.

Think about that, the elites, the coaches had months to plan for this and then they fumbled the ball and Ebola picked it up and ran for fifty yards, a first down and a couple of injuries to the defense. Because the coaches did not prepare their players mentally or physically, something they are paid a great deal of money to do.

If a workplace is screwed up it's not the fault of the workers, it's management, they are the one with the authority and they are the ones with the responsibility for how things are accomplished. They sure as hell take the credit if things go well so they get the blame too.

The management structure of the American health care industry has shown itself to be incompetent, I don't for one moment think it's in any way special these days.

By Darwin's Bushy Beard it's the Peter Principle all the way down!

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Reply The elites; the administrators, the managers, the big wheels completely blew it in Dallas (Original post)
Fumesucker Oct 2014 OP
NCjack Oct 2014 #1
derby378 Oct 2014 #4
Faux pas Oct 2014 #2
KansDem Oct 2014 #3
TwilightGardener Oct 2014 #5
KingCharlemagne Oct 2014 #7
KingCharlemagne Oct 2014 #6
Skittles Oct 2014 #8

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:40 PM

1. Texas AG Greg Abbott will sweep the management failure under the rug. /nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:56 PM

4. No, he won't...

...because Wendy Davis is going to be elected Governor next month.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:42 PM

2. I'm not surprised

look at who the boss of the state is. LOL we might as well just go catch ebola and save ourselves from worrying about it. (Yes, I am a sick puppy).

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:54 PM

3. That's the way it's done everywhere...

No matter the situation. If the "elites" were required to do what they order the "grunts" to do, there wouldn't be so many foolish and stupid situations.

Think Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice. If these four were in the first wave of "boots on the ground" in Iraq, they wouldn't have lied us into an invasion.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:57 PM

5. They had all sorts of protocols and policies and theories and assumptions--

none of it means a damn thing when the rubber meets the road and a bedside care provider is actually confronted with a man who is squirting a deadly virus out of every orifice and the nurse has to clean him up, change his linens, insert his IV, suction his ET tube, empty his catheter bag, and keep him from climbing out of bed in his delirium. Because most likely the administrators and managers and researchers and policy-makers have never been on the front lines of care. Never worked as a nurse's aide, rolling somebody in bed to change GI-bleed-saturated linens, digging a washcloth into someone else's poopy buttcrack so their skin doesn't break down, having to restrain a strong patient who is out of his mind. Only low-level people do that stuff, they're not the smart, educated "betters" who set policy.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 01:07 PM

7. Same group of the 'best and brightest' (to borrow a line from David Halberstam) brought

 

us Vietnam 50 years ago.

But let's keep placing our faith in the wealthy and educated elites.

BTW, your post reminded me of Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage for its unflinching realism. Irony of ironies: Crane never served during the Civil War but he ended up writing the best fictional treatment of it.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 01:03 PM

6. There's a tiny little part of me that wishes every R.N., LPN and Nurse's Aide would

 

go out on a general strike (emergency room staff exempted).

I'd like to see what all the muckey-mucks would do then.

At the very least, it might shut up some of the anti-worker bullshit.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 03:01 PM

8. this is true in a great majority of jobs

just so you know

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